2 3000 Let me start with a preambular warning do NOT buy the kindle edition which is missing Chapter 5 This is the eBook edition published by Pickle Partners ASIN B00QU4BBTY Chapter 5 is the John Hersey follow up 40 years later telling the story of the main characters after the original magazine article in 1946 The illustrated kindle edition does not disclose that it includes only the 1946 magazine article text read a physical edition published after 1989 for a complete picture After reading a note written by a German Jesuit priest who survived the atomic bomb at Hiroshima, John Hersey located him and was introduced to five other survivors and documented their stories When I first read the book, I found the story moving, shocking and disturbing The vivid August Hiroshima Was Destroyed By The First Atom Bomb Ever Dropped On A City This Book, John Hersey S Journalistic Masterpiece, Tells What Happened On That Day Told Through The Memories Of Survivors, This Timeless, Powerful And Compassionate Document Has Become A Classic That Stirs The Conscience Of Humanity The New York TimesAlmost Four Decades After The original Publication Of This Celebrated Book, John Hersey Went Back To Hiroshima In Search Of The People Whose Stories He Had Told His [John Hersey] Ì Hiroshima [human-capital PDF] Ebook Epub Download ↠´ Account Of What He Discovered About Them Is Now The Eloquent And Moving Final Chapter Of Hiroshima I went old school with this one I printed out the original version of John Hersey s article from The New Yorker s Web site so I could read it in its original three columns per page format and surrounded by advertisements for Chesterfield cigarettes, U.
S Savings Bonds, Old Overholt Straight Rye Whiskey, Rosalind Russell in RKO s Sister Kenny, Bell System Overseas Telephone Service, and Knox the Hatter, on Fifth Avenue at Fortieth Street.
This is the editorial note that ran with Hersey s story in the Aug 31, 1946, issue of The New Yorker TO OUR READERSThe New Yorker this week devotes its entire editorial space to an article on the almost complete obliteration of a city by one atomic bomb, and what happened to the people of that city It does so in the conviction that few of us have yet comprehended the all but incredible destructiv ↠´ Hiroshima Õ I was 2 when Chernobyl blew up, it was a perfect sunny day or so I m told The airborne nuclear waste was making its way through Poland over to Norway My parents were pruning blackberry bushes, getting weeds out from between the carrots and the parsnips, blissfully unaware of the horrors going on few hundred km to the east Little Kasia was helping them out pulling out baby beets with a great enthusiasm Basking in the toxic sun The reactor collapse was made public days after the explosion and only because, in Sweden, at an another nuclear facility noticed increased radioactivity levels on their own clothes and figured out something nasty must have happened in the eastern block Sneaky communist governments with their sneaky conspiracies That s my own, little, nuclear story Nothing in compar % , % E mc 2 On August 6th, 1945, the people of Hiroshima will witness the darkest of days, as at 8.
15am a vision of hell on earth shall arrive on their doorsteps, the atomic bomb 100,000 men, women and children lost their lives with countless seriously burned, injured and mentally scared for life This is the story of six survivors including doctors, priests and parents who show great courage, strength and determination at a time of complete and utter chaos to help whose in need Using a simple prose reminiscent of such writers as Yasunari kawabata, John Hersey basically splits the book in two, firstly we have the immediate aftermath of events where widespread panic and confusion are placed on those who managed to survive and try to grasp just what is going on around them, and rather than go into too much detail regarding the actual deaths which were just horrific, Hersey mainly pays atten Do not work primarily for money do your duty to patients first and let the money follow our life is short, we don t live twice the whirlwind will pick up the leaves and spin them, but then it will drop them and they will form a pile Stunning Book report on Atomic Bomb explosion by US on Japan during WWII.
Special piece of writing and all data s near about the Facts.
It expressed frantically , by different perceptions.
Reveals by various person was remained alive and their efforts made in that drastic and vital situation.
In end, it describes hows such nuclear devastation could lead to atmospheric as well human deparature if ever would be come in used in anyway.
It seems almost indecent to put a rating on this book, I feel as if I am giving all these poor people s horrific suffering an excellent Yet this is a very powerful book, told in a matter of fact, reporting tone and it is an account that puts a human face to this devastation By following certain survivors we come to see and in my case to care greatly about these poor people How much suffering and horror this bomb caused, on innocent people at the mercy of their emperor s decisions People like you and I just trying to live their lives, feed their children, take care of their families Not knowing what happened, what type of new weapon caused this total devastation A young doctor, one of the few available in the immediate aftermath, who tries to take care of those he can with very few suppli Haunting Gut wrenching.
Utterly shame enducing.
In Hiroshima Hersey has cobbled together the tales of a handful of survivors and woven them effortlessly through his narrative to create a spellbinding history lesson not to be forgotten The engrossing eye witness stories are horrifying, too real, and charged with emotion and drama without the least bit of induced melodrama There s no need Hiroshima shows that truth is far terrible than fiction.